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Gabeba Baderoon Wins University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing

The History of Intimacy is the fourth collection by award-winning poet Gabebe Baderoon. Breathtaking intimacies and private hurts are crafted into lyrical form - in poems on desiring what is furtherest from you, memories of a midnight swim, how children work out the laws of existence, the stakes of speaking a forbidden word, elegies to a jazz prodigy, and a beloved poet, and how not to be alone"
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Gabeba Baderoon Wins University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing

The winners of the University of Johannesburg Prizes for South African Writing in English have been announced, with Gabeba Baderoon winning the main prize for The History of Intimacy (Kwela, 2018).

The History of Intimacy is the fourth collection by award-winning poet Gabebe Baderoon. Breathtaking intimacies and private hurts are crafted into lyrical form - in poems on desiring what is furtherest from you, memories of a midnight swim, how children work out the laws of existence, the stakes of speaking a forbidden word, elegies to a jazz prodigy, and a beloved poet, and how not to be alone"

Earlier this year Dr. Baderoon also received the Elisabeth Eybers Prize for Afrikaans and English poetry for this same title.